2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Seventeen-year-old Luca Urlando, fresh off his first national title Wednesday night in the 200 fly, became the third-fastest American 17-18-year-old in history Thursday night in the 200 free at the 2019 U.S. National Championships in Palo Alto.
Urlando went 1:46.51 to win the B-final, splitting 25.06/26.92/27.36/27.17. His best time before this heading into the meet was 1:47.56, from May. He entered 2018 having never broken 1:50.
Top 5 Performers in History: U.S. Men’s 17-18 200 Free
- Michael Phelps. 1:45.99, 2003
- Jack LeVant, 1:46.39, 2018
- Luca Urlando, 1:46.51, 2019
- Maxime Rooney, 1:47.10, 2015
- Patrick Callan, 1:47.33, 2017
At the 2019 FINA World Championships last week, American entrants Townley Haas and Andrew Seliskar failed to final in the 200 free individually, going 1:46.85 and 1:46.74, respectively; it took 1:46.55 to make the final. Urlando’s time ranks him the No. 4 American man in line for the national team this season behind Smith, Haas, and Farris.